Adrenalin Adventures in Victoria
Walk on the edge, zip through the trees, catch wind and waves, land a Chinook salmon – and that's just for starters! On Vancouver Island, every day is an adventure waiting to happen. On the land and in the water, there are just so many invigorating ways to get your blood pumping!
Adrena Line has eight ziplines ranging from 150 feet to 1,000 feet long, taking adventurers on an exhilarating ride reaching speeds of 60 km/h up to 150 feet above ground. To get there, drive Hwy. 14, 35 kilometres west of downtown Victoria.
Considered by many to be the most challenging trek on the continent, the West Coast Trail winds 75 kilometres (47 miles) along the coast through the wild and remote Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. It’s British Columbia’s most renowned wilderness hike, taking intrepid backpackers on a journey through old-growth rainforests, and across pebble beaches to sandstone cliffs, over suspension bridges and up some three dozen ladders. The rugged trail runs from Port Renfrew, west of Victoria, to Bamfield, near Barkley Sound.
Rent a kayak, canoe or boat and experience the city from a different perspective on the Inner Harbour and the Gorge Waterway. Say hello to harbour seals, great blue herons, and a myriad of other shore and sea birds.
The abundant ocean breezes make the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Hero Strait a windsurfer's paradise, and most days wetsuit-clad surfers can be found catching the wind and skimming the waves just offshore. Back on land, there are plenty of great mountain biking trails within an hour of the city. The Westshore Motocross Park offers dirt bike riding, rentals and lessons for the whole family.